I’ve seen the dark side of organised crime, been shot at in Palestine, stood on the podium in Ibiza’s Manumission with Fatboy Slim, winked at by Uma Thurman in Cannes and fallen over in front of Joan Rivers wearing my kilt at The Oscars. A photographer always, I grabbed my Leica first, not the up-flying garment that exposes a true Scot, or the look on Joan Rivers’ face. It was a smile, I think. - Jocelyn Bain Hogg
Jocelyn Bain Hogg has covered fashion for Vogue, documented events for the Sunday Times Magazine and spent 10 years of his life living with some of London's most notorious gangsters culminating in his seminal body of work and sell out publication; The Firm, published 21 years ago as of February 2022.
Bain Hogg began his career in photography whilst still at Lancing school and then went on to study photography at Newport College under David Hurn.
In the 1980s and 1990s, he easily transitioned from being a publicity photographer for the BBC to a fashion photographer working in Milan and Paris. After being left broken-hearted by a model girlfriend, he shunned fashion and worked on numerous editorial and commercial assignments to distract himself from his personal life. During this time, he accompanied a journalist who was meeting with two London Gangsters - a serendipitous moment that eventually led to Bain Hogg gaining exclusive access and the trust of British society's underworld and the creation of his notorious photographic series The Firm.
Jocelyn Bain Hogg is a member of the VII photo agency and has published seven books to date.
The exhibition showcases work across the photographer's career from 1985 to 2011, all prints in the exhibition are for sale. Please enquire below.
Leica Gallery London
64-66 Duke Street Mayfair
Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm